Building Capacity for Sustainable Land use and Management in Angola Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2009-2013, Angola
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2013
Completion Date:
09/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Building Capacity for Sustainable Land use and Management in Angola Project
Atlas Project Number: 00005246
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013, Angola
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: GEF, GOA, UNDP and Global Mechanism GM
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 15,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Francis Hurst mr francishurst@sapo.pt
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Land Degradation
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 3379
Key Stakeholders: Gvernment of Angola, UNDP
Countries: ANGOLA
Comments:

Draft final evaluation completed.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. Evaluation Recommendation 1- UNDP CO should move as quickly as possible to develop the sustainable charcoal production project that is presently being conceptualized. This project should have a strong resource management component (i.e. sustainable production of wood, access to land for production, resource tenure, etc.) which will ensure that it remains clearly within the SLM domain. Charcoal is a useful focus for both climate change and land degradation because it requires the sustainable production of wood, it provides for rural livelihoods, improved charcoal production reduces the health risks for producers, it reduces transport costs and fuel consumption, provides a cleaner energy than burning wood and it is a renewable energy supply, amongst others. Developing a sustainable system for its production will provide a focus for ensuring it is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable therefore it would fit closely with the UNDP CPAP.
2 2. Evaluation Recommendation 2: UNDP Angola gives careful consideration to developing an Energy and Environment Cluster as part of its country programme. Sustainable land management will underpin all of the development gains in reducing poverty and improving governance. Unless development per se in Angola is based upon the sustainable use of renewable land resources any development gains remain extremely vulnerable and might be undermined. The GEF OP15 Land Degradation provides a very broad framework for addressing land degradation ranging from technological interventions through sustainable use and livelihoods to rights-based management.
1. Recommendation: 1. Evaluation Recommendation 1- UNDP CO should move as quickly as possible to develop the sustainable charcoal production project that is presently being conceptualized. This project should have a strong resource management component (i.e. sustainable production of wood, access to land for production, resource tenure, etc.) which will ensure that it remains clearly within the SLM domain. Charcoal is a useful focus for both climate change and land degradation because it requires the sustainable production of wood, it provides for rural livelihoods, improved charcoal production reduces the health risks for producers, it reduces transport costs and fuel consumption, provides a cleaner energy than burning wood and it is a renewable energy supply, amongst others. Developing a sustainable system for its production will provide a focus for ensuring it is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable therefore it would fit closely with the UNDP CPAP.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/25]

The project, as a pilot, has demonstrated that the SLM capacity building is much in demand and the project has produced (along with some of the partners) valuable training materials which will endure beyond the project. As recommended, CO Angola has been involved in developing the LDCF project on Promoting climate-resilient development and enhanced adaptive capacity to withstand disaster risks in Angolan?s Cuvelai River Basin and PIF for GEF-5 to promote of Sustainable Charcoal production and utilization in Angola through a Value Chain Approach. The PIF for LDCF was approved in July 2013 and the GEF-5 for charcoal approved in March 2014.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Design and development of LDCF PIF
[Added: 2014/03/25]
POVERTY UNIT 2012/03 Completed
1.2. Approval of LDCF by GEF
[Added: 2014/03/25]
POVERTY UNIT 2013/07 Completed
1.3. Recruitment of consultant and Development of LDCF ProDoc
[Added: 2014/03/25] [Last Updated: 2018/03/23]
POVERTY UNIT 2013/07 Completed History
1.4 Design and development of PIF charcoal for GEF-5
[Added: 2014/03/25]
POVERTY 2013/11 Completed
1.5 Approval of PIF for charcoal by GEF
[Added: 2014/03/25]
POVERTY UNIT 2014/03 Completed
1.6 Recruitment of consultant and Development and approval of ProDoc by GEF
[Added: 2014/03/25] [Last Updated: 2018/03/23]
POVERTY UNIT 2014/03 Completed History
2. Recommendation: 2. Evaluation Recommendation 2: UNDP Angola gives careful consideration to developing an Energy and Environment Cluster as part of its country programme. Sustainable land management will underpin all of the development gains in reducing poverty and improving governance. Unless development per se in Angola is based upon the sustainable use of renewable land resources any development gains remain extremely vulnerable and might be undermined. The GEF OP15 Land Degradation provides a very broad framework for addressing land degradation ranging from technological interventions through sustainable use and livelihoods to rights-based management.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/25]

: As recommended, the new UNPAF and Country Strategic programme (2015-2019) will give special focus on mainstreaming sustainable environmental policies into national development plans and monitoring the implementation of the National Development Plan 2013-2017.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Design and development of UNPAF in Alignment with NDP 2013-2017
[Added: 2014/03/25]
SMT 2014/12 Completed
2.2 CPD development in alignment with government strategies documents and priority on SLM
[Added: 2014/03/25]
SMT 2014/12 Completed

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